Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Community Art Project

I thought I'd share the project we did at church this Sunday, in case somebody wants to do something similar. Our congregation made these paper butterflies as a sermon response activity. We used this craft as a guideline, and started each person with a pre-cut shape out of white copy paper. We used pipe cleaners to fasten the butterflies together, and to attach them to the yarn hanging from the cross.

We asked each person to color in their butterfly with crayons and also to write or draw something that symbolizes a prayer for renewal: in your life, in your community, in the world. At the conclusion of the service, people moved forward and hung their prayers from the cross.

I think the final assemblage looks great. In a future project, I'd like to work on being more intentional with the prayer aspect, but this was a fun way to celebrate easter together in an active way.

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